Take your story to the next level with Jennifer Blanchard
at our Southern Oregon Chapter.
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Taking Story to the Next Level with Story Structure |
Southern Oregon Willamette Writers 2/6 
Morning Presentation: "A Look at Story Structure."

Story structure is one of those things you know you need in story, but you  may not know how to make work. In this presentation, you will learn what story structure is, how it works, and see a full deconstruction of the story structure for the bestselling novel, Remember Me by Sophia Kinsella. Reading the novel prior to the event is encouraged but not required.

Afternoon Workshop: "How To Build a Novel" 

Chryl Ann Julia MFA Scholarship | Submit 
It is our pleasure to announce a brand new MFA scholarship in honor of Chryl Ann Julia, a longtime and proud member of Willamette Writers. Chryl Ann was an artist, a singer, and a writer, as well as a committed social worker in the emergency department at Legacy Health Systems. Chryl Ann's family have established the Chryl Ann Julia MFA Scholarship to continue her legacy and dedication to helping others find their own voice. 
Feature Length Screenplays | Submit 

The Willamette Writers Kay Snow Award for Feature Length Screenplay has been reinitiated! This award will be for a completed, feature length screenplay of any genre -- no more than 100 pages. This year's deadline is April 30th, 2016, so prepare your submission now!

Buzz Bernard | Book Release
If you live in the Northwest, you know what the Cascadia Subduction Zone is. Buzz Bernard has just signed a contract for
Cascadia (the novel) with Bell Bridge Books, publisher of his four previous thrillers. Cascadia, set mostly on the Oregon coast, is the tale of a respected geologist who, in the face of a massive earthquake and tsunami, must make two gut-wrenching
decisions. One could cost him his reputation, the other, his life.
Cynthia Whitcomb | Screenwriting Workshop 

From Idea to Completed Script, this workshop includes structure,

scene cards, storyboards, set ups, payoffs, subplots, character
development, research, format, dialogue, hiding exposition, buttoning
 scenes, how to write great openings, great endings, big moments. 
How to make 'em laugh and cry. Selling, Marketing. Agents, producers, deals, WGA, breaking in. Everything you need. Writers welcome at every level of experience from novice to pro. Come prepared to work hard and break through!
Six Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Feb 20, 27, Mar 12, 19, 26, April 2
Cost $495
Location: Cynthia's Home in North Wilsonville
Willamette Writers | 2108 Buck St. West Linn, OR | Willamettewriters.org